Elizabeth Bishop

(8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts)

Poems of Elizabeth Bishop

1. A Miracle for Breakfast 1/3/2003
2. A Prodigal 1/3/2003
3. A Summer’s Dream 4/7/2010
4. Anaphora 1/3/2003
5. Argument 1/3/2003
6. Arrival At Santos 1/13/2003
7. At the Fishhouses 1/3/2003
8. Cape Breton 1/13/2003
9. Casabianca 1/3/2003
10. Chemin De Fer 1/13/2003
11. Cirque D'Hiver 1/13/2003
12. Conversation 1/13/2003
13. Exchanging Hats 1/13/2003
14. Filling Station 1/3/2003
15. First Death In Nova Scotia 1/3/2003
16. Five Flights Up 1/3/2003
17. Florida 1/13/2003
18. Giant Snail 1/13/2003
19. Giant Toad 1/13/2003
20. I Am in Need of Music 1/3/2003

Strayed Crab

This is not my home. How did I get so far from water? It must
be over that way somewhere.
I am the color of wine, of tinta. The inside of my powerful
right claw is saffron-yellow. See, I see it now; I wave it like a
flag. I am dapper and elegant; I move with great precision,
cleverly managing all my smaller yellow claws. I believe in the
oblique, the indirect approach, and I keep my feelings to myself.
But on this strange, smooth surface I am making too much
noise. I wasn't meant

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